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stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates are campaigning as if any letup would mean they would lose ohio and lose the election. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >>> early voting ends tonight in maryland. tomorrow in d.c. the big turnout has overwhelmed elections officials and caused long lines at some early voting sites. it's also the talk around town this week. here with some reaction from the station's listeners. malette, what is driving these long lines? we've got question 6, we've got question 7. and by the way, that presidential election, too, right? >> that little thing, right? yeah. all of the above. you know, people have been really studying up on question 6 and 7. they've had no choice. they've been inundated with robo-calls and of course the ads that have been on tv and radio. and so people are energized. this is kind of like what you expect in this final push. and they have been out there at the polls. the other thing is those civil rights groups and those groups dedicated to fighting voter suppression have been real
: the raice in floria is closer. but in ohio, it's still a five-point obama advantage in the most important state. and in new jersey, the president got a boost that could help him in all the swing states. a warm greeting and more praise for the federal storm response from republican governor chris christie, who has campaigned all year for mitt romney against barack obama until the hurricane. >> the message that he's sending voters is obama is doing a good job. he's not a scary socialist personal and can be trusted. >> reporter: better than any speech or tv ad, to lead in a crisis and have political opponents offer praise. but that sword is double edged. and if fema stumbles badly, the blowback is sure to hurt the president who right now is on the jersey shore with chris christie and he's speaking. let's go to him now. jim, back to you. pat? >> we are waiting that news conference and we will bring that to you, as soon as it happens. it's a statement from the president after an afternoon of touring there in new jersey. >>> turning now to the weather in our area, which turned much nicer today.
to a win looks difficult. in today's nbc news marist poll, romney's down by 6% in ohio, closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. that's where air force one went today, green bay. president obama back on the trail after suspending campaigning for hurricane sandy. he made his closing argument. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change, leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. >> reporter: his new ad features colin powell. >> the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he has taken with respect to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. >> reporter: the ads running in the nine swing states plus minnesota, an acknowledgement that governor's got a shot to win that election. >> the president wants to see four more years, and that's his chance, four more years. but our chant is this, five more days. >> reporter: but floridians lined up for early voting. tuesday is the last day of the election. new york mayor michael bloomberg, an independent who last
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